This week I feel... like a vintage vixen
So I decided to play around this week. Besides color, I haven't gotten very experimental with my manicures (and don't worry, this is likely to be as experimental as I'll get). I've seen these how-tos on vintage 1930s style manicures and thought I'd try it. You know, how those women in the movies often had those pointy-rounded nails in a shade of red, with the half-moons not painted? Well, ta-da. Here it is. It's been called the half-moon manicure, the reverse french manicure, and a vintage manicure.
I have to say I don't understand why they ever painted their nails this way! Frankly, it looks odd. I haven't decided whether I like it or not. But if you think about it, the entire act of painting nails is incomprehensible anyway.
I used paper-punch hole reinforcer stickers to block off the bottom of my nail and create a stencil of sorts, then I painted the red over that, took the stickers off (that was a nightmare to do while you have wet nails) and covered with a top coat. It was hard to position the stickers evenly on every finger - it's hardly perfect. But it was an experiment and it was fun. I actually think this would look prettier in a soft washed-out 1940s rose pink or coral shade. I might try it one of these days...
Here's a few of my favorite posts about vintage manicures:
Vintage Manicure, A real one please on Forties Fashions
Half Moon Manicure on Princess Margot
How to Create a 1930s Vintage Manicure on Super Kawaii Mama